How To: Industrial Firepot Candle Holders

by Jill W

Credit: Stephanie Poli [http://stephanieisgettingmarried.blogspot.com/2010/11/ivetofta-industrial-firepot.html]

One of the easiest ways to add some decor to your space is to add candles. Candles add warmth and a soft natural glow to any room! These cute little aged metal candles would go perfectly in any setting; indoor/outdoor, craftsman, industrial, modern, you name it! I could definitely see these looking adorable in a fireplace..

 

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How to Paint Candles with Crayons

by DIY Maven

Melting design into candle

Did you know that you can paint candles with crayons? Me either. The entire process is easier than you'd probably think! 

Crayon Batiked Candle

ED: This was originally posted at http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=394 many years ago, but the link is no longer working. We've reproduced the content from Archive.org of the last saved version below (all content/photos copyright their respective owners):

Use old crayons to embellish plain candles.

Materials:

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How to Make Teardrop Balloon Luminaries

by DIY Maven

How to Make Teardrop Balloon Luminaries

Check out these wax luminaries made out of water balloons. Yup, water balloons! Besides the balloons, you'll need some high melt paraffin wax, a double boiler and a cookie sheet. Other than that, the proceedure, which seems simple enough, goes something like this:

  1. Fill balloon with tepid water.
  2. Melt your wax in the double boiler to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax, hold it for a few seconds.
  4. Withdraw the...

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How to make ice candles.

by DIY Maven

How to make ice candles.

These ice candles are super simple to make and the outcome is gorgeous. To make one, you'll need:

  • a clean juice or milk carton
  • candle wax
  • melting pot
  • candle thermometer
  • wick or taper candle (the taper candle really the way to go)
  • wax coloring and scent
  • ice

To read the entire tutorial--as well as watch a video of the process, visit diynetwork.com. (The link to the video in at the bottom right side of the page.)

 

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Green Candles

by Lilybee

created on: 12/03/08

Holidays equals candles for lots of folks, but it turns out that your average candle is not as green as it could be.

Most candles are made from paraffin wax, paraffin is a by-product of crude oil. Crude oil...well you know the story. Even worse, the soot from paraffin wax is apparently no good for your lungs and can cause respiratory damage. There is also lead in the wicks of some candles! Apparently the best way to tell is to part the...

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Snowflake Lights.

by Chris Gardner

Snowflake Lights.

Nothing sets a festive mood like a fresh lighting scheme. From tiki torches at a summer BBQ to a full-on romantic candlelit dinner on Valentine's day, there's always something incredible about the unique glow at special occasions.

But such an investment for once-a-year is a bit wasteful...well, at least it used to be. Requiring only a scissors and some completely reusable L.E.D. votives, Design*Sponge offers this project: snowflake lights....

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How to embellish a plain candle--in about a minute.

by DIY Maven

How to embellish a plain candle--in about a minute.

Craft Ark has a quick technique to embellish plain pillar candles. Supplies are minimal and include metal daisy embellishments and split pins.

Simply bend the petals of the daisies; hold daisies to candle and then push a split pin (brad) through their center holes and into the candle.

Although the effect is great, I’d consider using glass or metal beads for even more variety, embellishment-wise. OR you could just use decorative brads or brad buddy...

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DIY Wooden Candle Holders

by DIY Maven

DIY Wooden Candle Holders

If you have some leftover scraps from your latest woodworking project, how about using them to make votive candle holders? They’re easy to produce and beautiful when completed, which means you might want to make a few for yourself and some to give as gifts.

Supplies

1. A chunk of wood the size of your choice. Although, a standard votive cup is about ½ inch high, which means you’ll want to use a piece of wood double that...

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